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BASI Pilates Retreat - The Art of Life and Movement - with Rael Isacowitz
Newport Beach, CA

Join us this summer for an exceptional 5-day retreat right in Rael Isacowitz's backyard: in Newport Beach, CA. Come and discover the natural sites and outdoor heavens of the Back Bay where Rael 'lives' his Pilates. Let's play and learn together, let's get energized by nature and grow from the stories of our truly inspiring special guests.

Our retreat home will be in luxurious comfort at the Hyatt Regency Newport. Within steps from the beach and the running trails of the Back Bay it is hard to believe that you are just outside of Los Angeles! The beautiful, circular Terrace Room will be our studio for the classes and a few surprise events. Creating this retreat has been a wish come true for Rael and he can't wait to share this experience with you.


Pricing:

  • In order to keep prices as low as possible for this intimate* retreat, we are offering all rooms on a twin share basis. The rooms are spacious with a large bathroom and many have a small balcony. Single rooms are available with a supplement charge of $400 USD.
  • Shared Room: $2200 USD
  • If you will also be participating in the Mentor Program the combined cost of the Mentor Program and the Retreat is $3200 USD. Please be aware that accommodations for the Mentor Program are not included in this price. For more information on the Mentor Program or to qualify for this discount, please email info@basipilates.com
  • Local Residents: For those who live locally and would like to participate in the Retreat without the included hotel room, the cost of the Retreat is $1750 USD. To qualify for this discount, please email info@basipilates.com
  • *This retreat is limited to 20 participants, so we expect it to sell out quickly. The $500 USD deposit for this retreat is non-refundable.


Included in the price:

  • 4 nights luxury accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
  • Delicious brunch everyday for your stay
  • Selected dinners and lunches in different locations
  • Daily 1.5 hour Pilates Mat Class led by Rael Isacowitz
  • Outdoor excursions into the Back Bay and along the coast by outrigger canoe and bicycle
  • Guided nature hike along the Newport Bay Estuary
  • Daily special guests with inspiring stories to tell
  • Tea ceremony
  • Surprise activity
  • Workshop with Shaolin Monk Shifu Wang Bo
  • Special dinner to celebrate life

Not included:

  • Flights and transportation to/from airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any meals or drinks outside of the group meals

Optional activities:

  • Morning meditation and stretching
  • Join retreat organizer Mareile Paley for a special arrival night dinner on June 4th
  • Sunrise / sunset run (you can start directly from the hotel)
  • Surfing / boogie boarding
  • Trip to Fashion Island / Balboa Island (free shuttle available)

This retreat is facilitated and co-organized by Pilates Retreat Asia

Program Schedule

  • Day One Jun 04, 2018 3pm - 7pm
    • Arrival day
    • Check in to hotel starting at 3:00pm
    • Optional dinner with retreat organizer Mareile Paley (not included in cost).
  • Day Two Jun 05, 2018 7am - 7pm
    • 7am: Open invitation for meditation, stretching at the Oasis Terrace
    • 7:30am-9am: Morning Pilates Class with Rael Isacowitz
    • 9:30am-11am: Breakfast Brunch
    • 12pm-3:30pm: Outrigger canoe adventure into the Back Bay followed by a picnic lunch
    • 4pm-5pm: Free time at the hotel
    • 5pm-6:30pm: Evening Special Guest
    • 7pm: Family-style dinner at one of Rael's favorite restaurants
  • Day Three Jun 06, 2018 7am - 7pm
    • 7am: Open invitation for meditation, stretching at the Oasis Terrace
    • 7:30am-9am: Morning Pilates Class with Rael Isacowitz
    • 9:30am-11am: Breakfast Brunch
    • 11am-12:30pm: Bike excursion along the waterfront from Newport to Huntington Beach
    • 12:30pm-3pm: Free time at the beach (surf and boogie board rentals available as well as cafes and eateries)
    • 3pm-4pm: Return trip to hotel by bike
    • 5pm-6:30pm: Evening Special Guest with reception
    • Open dinner
  • Day Four Jun 07, 2018 7am - 7pm
    • 7am: Open invitation for meditation, stretching at the Oasis Terrace
    • 7:30pm-9am: Morning Pilates Class with Rael Isacowitz
    • 9:30am-11am: Breakfast Brunch
    • 11:30am-1:30pm: Guided nature and plant exploration walk through the wetlands
    • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Picnic lunch and tea presentation
    • 2:30pm-4pm: Workshop guided and conducted by Shifu Wang Bo: A day in a Shaolin Monastery
    • 4pm-4:30pm: Retreat closing by Rael and Mareile
    • 5pm-7pm: Free time at the hotel
    • 7pm: Special good bye dinner
  • Day Five Jun 08, 2018 7am - 10am
    • Departure day
    • 7am: Open invitation for meditation, stretching at the Oasis Terrace
    • 8:30am-10am: Breakfast Brunch and good bye

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